Archive for June, 2021

972nd played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Ignition Banbury Publisher: Ignition Entertainment/Atari Remember Mercury Meltdown? We’re finally playing its Wii-based sequel! Our Thoughts The Mercury Meltdown series is an odd one. While there are several different entries in the series, they are all versions of the same game for […]

#257 Breath of Fire II

Posted: 25th June 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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971st played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1994 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom In the list of RPGs, the Breath of Fire series feels like an also-ran – a decently successful series that never quite got the traction Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest did. It had six entries – one of which […]

#960 Rhythm Heaven

Posted: 22nd June 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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970th played so far Genre: Music Platform: DS Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Nintendo SPD/TNX Music Recordings Publisher: Nintendo It feels like I’ve always mentally divided music games between instrument-based rhythm games and other rhythm games – possibly with a handful that don’t go either way, like how Singstar technically isn’t. That last instrument based […]

#291 Virtua Cop 2

Posted: 19th June 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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969th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1995 Developer: Sega AM 2 Publisher: Sega What can I say? I need to get through these light gun games. The CRTs that allow you to play these barely exist anymore, so in this case at least I’m going to play the […]

#331 Blade Runner

Posted: 16th June 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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968th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Westwood Studios Publisher: Virgin Interactive As I’m writing this, Cyberpunk 2077 has been released a few weeks ago and its first big patch failed to make any sort of dent in the bad reception of the game. It’s odd to watch from […]

#611 Pikmin 2

Posted: 13th June 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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967th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Gamecube Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo While I enjoyed playing Pikmin, it was a flawed classic: The controls weren’t great and the time limit was one that made me quite nervous. I was hoping that a sequel would improve on that and although I […]

966th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Playstation 3/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Project Soul Publisher: Namco Bandai Game I had a bit of a discussion on what fighting game to leave until last, and between SoulCalibur and Street Fighter, the latter seemed more appropriate – even more when you consider our first […]

965th played so far Genre: Puzzle/Platform Platform: Game Boy Advance Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Nintendo Software Technology Publisher: Nintendo I couldn’t stay away from platform games forever. I’m running down various lists and this takes care of another double-genre game, while also getting me near the end of the Mario franchise. It’s slight throwback […]

964th played so far Genre: Platform/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Playstation 3 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Insomniac Games Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment We’ve got a nice minor landmark here. While I’ve been avoiding finishing genres, the Ratchet & Clank series is one of the later entries in the “character and sidekick” series of 3D platformers […]

#628 Battalion Wars

Posted: 1st June 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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963rd played so far Genre: Action/Strategy Platform: Gamecube Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Kuju Entertainment Publisher: Nintendo For some reason I thought Battalion Wars was a prequel to Advance Wars: the big game version of it before it was adapted for the handheld. I was wrong – not only did this come later, it changed […]